Friday, June 28, 2013

Four-Month Corwen Artist in Residency Opportunity

  • Location: Wales, UK
  • Deadline: June 26, 2013
  • Duration: Four-Month between July – October 2013
  • Eligibility: The artist will be someone interested in the environment, architecture or design with previous experience of working with others to develop ideas. An ethos of collaborative practice and engagement is uppermost.
  • Costs & Support: Bursary: £8,000 for 4 months starting 15 July 2013
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Brief For Applicants

This residency is a collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Partneriaeth Corwen Partnership, Denbighshire County Council (DCC), Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and Addo.
Bursary: £8,000 for 4 months starting 15 July 2013
We are inviting applications from artists with a collaborative/participative approach to undertake a residency in Corwen that will draw out and address issues of physical and environmental connectivity across the town, highlighted by the proposal to extend the heritage Llangollen Railway from Carrog. The proposed new railway platform lies to the east of the town, some distance from the town centre across a series of fields. There is potential to bring these under-utilized green spaces, which currently act as a barrier, to the fore via an artist in residency, which would consider the links between local residents and users, the natural environment and the proposed influx of tourists that the railway development is intended to generate.
The residency aims to mark this field area as a creative space, bringing it into use and linking the platform and the town.
An artist’s residency undertaken in 2011 explored potential sites within the townscape and identified a series of possible sites for further work. These included creating links between the platform and the town via route-marking using poetry; manifestations to the exterior of buildings facing the platform; the creation of a wet meadow and a town trail. The subsequent Corwen Art Action Plan and a further seminar identified the field area as the priority for any further work. It is this site which would have the greatest impact and has the most potential to link the new platform and the town.
The Site
The proposed site (field area) is under ownership of the local authority and has formerly been used for grazing and is currently naturally planted. It is adjacent to the former railway embankment by the side of the river and is therefore liable to flooding but can also sometimes be very dry.
In order to progress with this site the space must be investigated in terms of planting and topography and in relation to its connection with the town physically and in relation to its current and potential future use.
The Project
The proposal is therefore to engage an artist for a four-month period to work with local residents and community groups in order to develop possible visual solutions to some of the constraints within the site, namely that it acts as a barrier to access to and from the platform; it is underused and visually uniteresting; it may be difficult to site certain objects or planting there due to potential flooding. However, it has great potential environmentally as a possible outdoor classroom; local gardeners have established a community garden and an orchard; dog-walkers are keen for paths and access and residents would like youth engagement.
In the longer term we hope that by working with the artist a viable local group will form that would be interested in working to maintain the site and ensure its sustainability as a resource for local residents and as an attractive feature for the town. Currently there are active members of gardening clubs and the Countryside Department within the local authority are busy in the area. The steering group and Addo will introduce the artist to these groups. In the longer term this local group may take on the site, possibly through Asset Transfer. This group may include:
  • individuals/groups interested in the environment and gardening
  • arts groups & local artists
  • cross generational groups, including local schools
  • dog walkers
  • any other groups/individuals identified as key stakeholders during the residency
The residency will act as a pilot project for the Arts Council of Wales’ new ‘Idea’ strand of residencies, which will:
  • focus mainly on the development of artists’ practice and the experimental exploration outside of the gallery context, partly through artist led initiatives
  • acknowledge an area of work that moves away from the traditional residency concept to favour artistic research and development, critical debate/writing and curatorial initiatives
  • encourage cross fertilisation between the areas of visual art, applied art, architecture and design (ACW, 2010, p.4).

Taking place between July – October 2013, the broader aims of the project are to raise the aspirations of the town and develop relationships between existing groups and project partners, exploring and developing ways in which artists may contribute to the development and life of the town.
Representatives from Partneriaeth Corwen Partnership, DCC Departments (including countryside, planning and economic development), Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and Addo will form the Steering Group for the project. Addo will act as the main point of contact between the group and the artist. Local groups and associations will work with the steering group and the artist to identify local participants in the initial stages of the project. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) will act as consultant advisors regarding the viability of any scheme put forward in terms of water and planting.
The material outcomes of the residency are open but may take the form of temporary artworks at the site with local groups and residents. There is also potential to explore and develop proposals for environment, landscaping and use of the site as a thoroughfare between the town and the railway platform and as a community space with a focus on a sustainable environmental project. This may involve temporary structures such as shelters or outdoor classrooms/performance spaces, paths and routes, landscaping, earthworks, etc but would need to be negotiated with the artist following consultation with project partners and would be the basis of further funding applications.
The Artist
The artist will be someone interested in the environment, architecture or design with previous experience of working with others to develop ideas. An ethos of collaborative practice and engagement is uppermost.
This opportunity is open to UK and International Artists.
Applicants must demonstrate:
  • Creative originality and professionalism in their work
  • The ability and desire to work collaboratively with the public and other partners as part of their creative practice
  • A willingness to immerse themselves in the life and culture of the area
  • An understanding of the issues of connectivity (and the paradoxical tensions) inherent within regeneration schemes and partnership working and the concerns and opportunities presented by rural tourism.
  • The artist must be aware of and abide by the laws for working with children and vulnerable adults, should they undertake such work as part of the residency.
  • In the event of manufacture/installation of artworks by the artist, the artist must demonstrate current and appropriate indemnity insurance relevant to the artist in person and to any object/s to be manufactured.
The artist will be provided with a flexible space in Corwen, which could be used as a studio/workspace/meeting space/gallery.
The selected artist will be paid in installments to be agreed on appointment. This fee is inclusive of all travel costs, living expenses, and studio equipment. In addition a small materials budget of £2,000 is also available.
How to Apply
To apply for this residency, please send the following information to by 26th June 2013:
  • Up to 10 digital images in a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation, or a 10-minute (max) showreel. All work should be numbered and include, title, date, dimension and media;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how it is relevant to your practice;
  • Two letters of support.
When sending files large files (over 4MB), please provide hyperlinks to online files or
a DropBox containing the files. Information submitted in other formats will not be accepted.
Please note that we do not require a project proposal at this stage as we anticipate that details of activity to be undertaken as part of the residency will be developed following a period of interaction with the area, community and key stakeholders living and working within the town
Selection Process:
A panel of key stakeholders involved in the Corwen Project and the Arts Council of Wales will shortlist candidates for interview from the applications received.
Interviews will take place in Corwen on 10th July 2013. Candidates must be available for interview on this date. Invitations to interview will be sent out by 1st July 2013. Up to £100 per artist will be available to cover travel and subsistence expenses incurred by attending an interview. Interviews via Skype may be arranged. At interview, interviewees will be expected to speak in more detail about their work and working processes and the approach that they envisage taking towards the residency.
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please email
Contact Details:
For queries and further information, If you have any further queries about this opportunity, please contact:
Tracy Simpson, Addo, 07890203218,

Artists, Musicians, Writers, and Performers - Stop The Violence Show Chicago

Gallery Seven-Nine Co is looking for artists for the STOP THE VIOLENCE show.

Gallery Seven-Nine Co. is an art gallery without all of the red tape. We work hard to display the creative work of artists from all backgrounds and styles. We provide promotional materials and exhibition space for local and national artists seeking a public or private venue.

For the Stop the Violence show, we are looking for artists making work that reflects the impact of violence on the city of Chicago.  We would like to create a space to share your experiences with violence, the challenges inherent in making our communities safer, and most importantly your dreams and expectations for a violence-free city through the medium of art.

For this group show, we are accepting submissions from visual, musical, literary, performance, and multidisciplinary artists. Share your stories.

Email Siobhan McKissic at with your name, a short statement about yourself or your group, and images or video of your work. Please make the subject line of your email your last name and STOPSHOW. For example, SMITH: STOPSHOW.
Deadline for Submission: July 6, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: July 13, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program

  • Location: 50 Akiyoshi Shuho-cho Mine-shi Yamaguchi 754-0511 JAPAN
  • Deadline: July 31, 2013
  • Duration: 19 January (Sun) – 14 March (Fri), 2014 [55 days]
  • Eligibility: Eligibility, Artists who must be able: (1) to stay at AIAV during the designated period of time. (2) to participate in all pubic programs, e.g. open studio, presentations and talks and to create new work. (3) to participate in the exchange programs for local community, e.g. talks, lectures and outreach programs. (4) to provide images and documentations, e.g. pictures and videos, for publicity and archiving in accordance with AIAV’s request. (5) to take part in educational programs at local schools and universities in English or Japanese. (6) to work and live independently. (7) to present the results of the residence program, e.g. exhibitions, reviews or talks outside Japan within a year after the program.
  • Costs & Support: Support (1) Travel expenses: a round trip from your address to AIAV. (A round trip tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets). (2) Accommodation at AIAV (single room with own bath and toilet). (3) Studio (the allocation of studios is decided by AIAV: artists may have to share with others). (4) Production expenses: 200,000 yen. (5) Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program.
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Theme: The features of this land

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program: trans_2013-2014

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert.
The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular  geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.
Organized by Yamaguchi Kirameki Foundation, Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education

Residency period
19 January (Sun) – 14 March (Fri), 2014 [55 days]

Programme Schedule
January 19 (Sun)  Program Starts
January 20 (Mon) Orientation
February 8 (Sat)  Open Studio
March 1 (Sat) Opening Reception
March 1 (Sat) – March 9 (Sun) Presentation
March 14 (Fri) Program ends

Numbers of artists accepted
(1) 3 artists (2 of non-Japanese, 1 of Japanese) , under 40 years old.
(2) Artists who work on the theme above.
(3) Groups of 2 artists may apply, but no larger.

Artists who must be able:
(1) to stay at AIAV during the designated period of time.
(2) to participate in all pubic programs, e.g. open studio, presentations and talks and to create new work.
(3) to participate in the exchange programs for local community, e.g. talks, lectures and outreach programs.
(4) to provide images and documentations, e.g. pictures and videos, for publicity and archiving in accordance with AIAV’s request.
(5) to take part in educational programs at local schools and universities in English or Japanese.
(6) to work and live independently.
(7) to present the results of the residence program, e.g. exhibitions, reviews or talks outside Japan within a year after the program.

(1) Travel expenses: a round trip from your address to AIAV
      (A round trip tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets)
(2) Accommodation at AIAV (single room with own bath and toilet)
(3) Studio (the allocation of studios is decided by AIAV: artists may have to share with others)
(4) Production expenses:  200,000 yen
(5) Per diem:  2,800 yen x days of the program

Copyright and Publicity
(1) Artworks produced during the program belong to the artists.
(2) Images, taken during the program, e.g. photos of the artists and exhibition views, belong to AIAV.
(3) Artists are expected to be cooperative when photographed and asked to participate in publicity, e.g. for newspaper interviews.
(4) Artists may be asked to loan or donate their pieces of work but they have the rights to refuse such requests.

* Artists have to install and deinstall their work by themselves.
* Artists also have to pack their work and pay shipping costs if necessary.
* Artists are not allowed to be accompanied by anyone for the program.  When artists’ family or friends visit AIAV, they can stay
  with charge of accommodation fee for approximately 3,000 yen per night (prices differ according to room types).
* There is a common kitchen at the residence hall, where artists can cook for themselves.
* Income tax (20%) will be imposed on those from countries, which do not have a tax convention with Japan.

How to apply
(1) Application form can be downloaded at AIAV’s website.
(2) Please submit your application with the following items.
     □  Printed application forms (3 pages) attached with passport photograph, 4cm (h) x 3 cm (w).
     □  Color prints of your portfolio on A4 or letter size paper (up to 10 images).
     □  For video works, please edit them down to 5 minutes (mov, m4v or mp4, up to 50 MB each).
     □  Color-copies of articles and reviews from catalogues, newspapers and magazines, if you have any (up to 3 articles)
     □  DVD or CD-R including digital files of application forms, portfolio, video works, articles and reviews.

* AIAV will not return the submitted applications.
* AIAV does not accept applications via email or fax.
* Submitted information will be only used for the selection for this residence program.

Applications must be received by
July 31 (Wed), 2013
*Insufficient applications will not be accepted.

The Selection and the Results
Results will be announced in early October 2013
*All applicants will be informed about the results.

& inquiries should be addressed to
Akiyoshidai International Art Village
the planning and management section
Residence Support Program Staff
50 Akiyoshi Shuho-cho Mine-shi Yamaguchi 754-0511 JAPAN
TEL: + 81(0)837-63-0020 / FAX: +81(0)837-63-0021   
Website: e-mail:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Geneva University of Art and Design Call for 2014 residents: Fieldwork: Marfa

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies: Les Beaux-Arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This inter­national researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methodologies.
Located in Marfa, Texas, USA, this unique platform is intended for emerging artists and researchers whose projects require immersion into the specific environment of Marfa and Texas territory, necessitating movement through geography as well as time and space for the purposes of specific research work.
The residency time period is two months and comes with a research grant of 2000 USD, enabling the applicants to produce theoretical and/or practical work using their own methodologies, with support from a number of pro­fess­ional partners, specialized stakeholders and educational institutions. Fieldwork: Marfa research program is based on the idea that the residents develop their own research related to academic programs and curriculum of the two academies involved.
Marfa has been chosen by Beaux-arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève because of its location, its history and its condition that lies at the core of crucial obsessions, preoccupations and conflicts that are at work in contemporary society. The aim of the program is to engage artists into a singular experience, into a unique relationship with an outstanding environment, and into an intense social research field. The program relies on a collabo­rative network of like-minded international art schools and universities, research-based structures and art institutions.
Residents are selected on the basis of a research project in direct relation­ship with the context, through all its material, historical as well as political dimensions. The thematic focus for 2014 is “borders.” Of six candidates chosen, three are alumni from HEAD Genève and/or les Beaux-Arts de Nantes.
For more information about the program and application procedures please visit
2013 artists/researchers in residence:
Camel Collective, MX/USA. Live and work in New York / Emilie Ding, CH. Lives and works in Berlin / Vianney Fivel & Ceel Mogami de Haas, CH. Live and work in Geneva / Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, FR. Live and work in Paris / Joachim Hamou, DK. Lives and works in Copenhaguen.
Save the date: October 4–5, Marfa, TX
Fieldwork’s annual symposium will take place on October 4–5. On this occasion, Swiss artist Elisa Larvego’s first solo show will open in the USA, following her research residency from 2011. This project is part of a program that is devised to propose a series of three exhibitions a year in Fieldwork’s permanent gallery space in Marfa.
For the schedule and detailed information on all participants please see No registration necessary.
Les Beaux-Arts Nantes Métropole is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France in Houston, Texas.
HEAD – Genève is supported by Fondation AHEAD and Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva.
Yann Chateigné, Head of Visual Arts departement
T+41 22 388 18 10

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MacArthur Foundation 2013 Documentary Film Open Call

The MacArthur Foundation's Media Program supports the production of documentary films that illuminate human stories within complex social issues. These issues are often critical to our lives, but under-reported in other media. We especially look to fund projects designed to reach a broad audience, particularly in the U.S., through public television broadcast, via community and policymaker screenings, and online.

Each year we accept funding applications through an Open Call process. We typically receive about 400 applications and select 8 - 12 films to receive a grant. Grants are made to production companies and non-profit organizations that are based in the U.S. The typical grant amount is between $50,000 and $200,000.

Over the last 30 years, we have supported over 200 films by some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers in the country. Their documentary work combines exceptional storytelling with in-depth journalism. Our goal is to support documentaries that will be used widely in educational, community, and policy-making settings over many years, sparking conversations and activities that contribute to social and policy change.


We will begin accepting applications on July 15, 2013. Please ensure that you submit all your application material before 3pm Central Daylight Time on July 31, 2013.


Step 1) Please download and carefully review the 2013 Documentary Guidelines.

Step 2) Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page.
Step 3) Once you complete the signup process, you'll get an email to confirm your registration. Make sure to check your spam box just in case! Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.
Step 4) Complete all application material on the site as per the instructions you'll see when you log in.
For more information, please visit the media page of our website at We regret that we are unable to answer individual questions, but invite you to look closely at our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Open Call for Resident Artist 2013-2014 Seoul Art Space GEUMCHEON

Application Period : Thursday, 20 June ~ Wednesday, 10 July 2013 (Total. 21days)
Application Field : Visual Artist, Curator and Critic

Supports details
‣ Supports for International artists and curators
․ Financial aid for airplane ticket for one person(If it resided as a team, one of team members
would be supported)
․ Hostel provided(Single room for 1 person or team, double room for group)
․ Exemption from space fee and hostel charge
․ Partial sponsorship of project costs will be offered to artists applying for the category of
undertaking the Community&Research Project from September through December of 2013.
‣ Common supported both for Korean and International
․ Studio(1 room for 1 person/team usually)
․ Able to participate in the program at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon
: Workshop, presentation, education program(sharing artistic talent program), expert support program
Open studio and exhibition and etc.
․ Grant partially supported on exhibition at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon
․ PR supported in Korean and International(Like PR expenses of solo exhibition)
․ Spaces and equipment using for Media Lab, Ware house(Large workspace), tool room, seminar
room and kitchen and etc.

Obligation Duty
- Common both for Korean and International
Using space over 15days per every months(evict on fail to meet the minimum)
‣ Each artist is asked to donate a small artwork (drawing or photography, etc., a charity exhibition
is planned for a future date)
‣ Joining actively in the program by Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon such as Open studio and
exhibition(For international artists in residence, this only applies to those in residence during the
concerning period)
‣ Keeping other regulations of Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon
Those selected will participate in the Community &Research Project exhibition
Those selected will plan to the Expert Support Program
Those selected will participate in the Open Studio and exhibition
All period
- Using space over 15days per every months
- Those selected will participate in an artist presentation(s) during their period in residence
- Each artist is asked to donate a small artwork

How to Apply
- International
‣ Application period : Thursday, 20 June ~ Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Deadline : 10 July 2013(Korean time 24:00)
‣ How to apply : received by e-mail :
‣ Application materials : Application to residency, a Planning Statement for creation, an Experience
of Artwork, Portfolio(PPT or PDF), a copy of passport

Application Materials
- Application to residency, a Planning statement for creation, an Experience of Artwork,
a Portfolio(File by ppt or pdf), a copy of passport.
Application to residency and three other attached documents(Application packet downloadable)
1) Application
2) Planning statement for creation : Present detailed data to be verified the possibility of realizing
for creation after joining Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon
3) Experience for Artwork: document for experience in Korea or internationals for recent three years (mainly result of Artwork or result related with Planning Statement in residency)
※ In case of group, Experience for Artwork of each group members will be submitted
4) List of group member: submitted in case of group
Portfolio : file by PowerPoint or PDF
․ including 15 images(with caption), articles or reports by mass media, critique, artist’s note, or other documents for artworks (such as exhibition leaflets, cover of picture book including images)
․ Video works must be edited to run for no longer than three minutes and submitted in .avi, .mov
or .mpeg4 format (file size limit: 500MB): the recommended codecs are DV AVI, SV3, MOV and
H-264 mpeg.
a Copy of passport

※ Artists applying for the category of undertaking the Community&Research Project from September through December 2013 must complete and submit their work proposal and portfolio formatted as appropriate for the concerning project.

※ The Community & Research Project, as defined by Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, is as follows:
“Community art” as defined and sponsored by Seoul Art Space Geumcheon is a form of activity possessing a significance beyond an individual’s artistic achievements, finds entrance into a locality but is not premised on any aims of specifically contributing to the region, and includes the instances of a formation of ephemeral relational networks, archiving and instances adopting “the local” as their aesthetic subject matter, etc., none of which are premised on any collaboration with a community.

However, such activities are ultimately aimed at contributing to the cultural bases of local communities.

The physical range and issues of the Research Project Seoul Art Space Geumcheon sponsors is to be limited to the Seoul area.

Qualification for Applying
- Common both for Korean and International
․ Individual or group not using, keeping or operating own studio or work space for creating activities
․ Individual or group can join in Residency programs and international co-works
- Overseas group having one or two artists (assuming double room at hostel)
- No application allowed for following groups
․ Overseas, group or association having three or more artists
․ University student on the register (group included with student will be depended on committee’s
․ Association composed of memberships
․ Society organized by school, religious or friendship group not having goal for genuine artwork
․ Company-employed curators/ critics

Selection Process to Resident Artist
- 1st review : document screening
- 2nd review: presentation for evaluation (need to prepare the presentation with ppt file)
※ 2nd review is for candidates passed through 1st review, and International artists are free to be
reviewed the presentation

Schedule of evaluations and Announcement of Successful Applicants
- Reciew and Result
․ 1st review : Friday, 19 July 2013
․ 2nd review : Friday, 09 August 2013 ※ For candidates passed 1st review
- Final Announcement of Successful Applicants : Monday, 19 August 2013

※ Actual schedule could be adjusted by evaluation conditions

Announcement of Successful Applicants
- Notice on the blogspot and be informed individually

More information to Contact
- Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon E-mail :

Friday, June 21, 2013

Delfina Foundation Call for Curators and Researchers from India and Turkey

  • Location: London, UK
  • Deadline: July 15, 2013
  • Duration: A 10-12 week residency (late September/October to December)
  • Eligibility: Strongly preferred: a relevant post graduate degree Preferred: Proven commitment/experience of curatorial work Practical experience will also be considered, although not mandatory Available during the autumn 2013 term and able to be released from employment or other academic involvement; additionally applicants must not take up other commitments and travel during the fellowship Proficient in English
  • Costs & Support: One economy return flight to London, a bursary for per diems and basic living costs, and accommodation provided
  • URL: 

Delfina Foundation is inviting applicants from India and Turkey for the Research Fellowship 2013, which is in partnership with Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Goldsmiths College’s Department of Visual Cultures and the PhD Program in Curatorial/Knowledge.
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art is supporting a research fellow from India to be in residence alongside a participant from Turkey supported by SAHA. Please note that Indian participants should apply directly to FICA and applicants from Turkey should apply to Delfina Foundation.
The Research Fellowship 2013 aims to provide an opportunity for intensive research in the field of visual culture by curators and researchers who have an innovative visual culture project, and who might benefit from the research and curatorial work that is being done by the fellowship’s partner institutions in London. Artists are welcome to apply; however this residency is largely focused on the development of critical-curatorial discourse, not singularly on artistic practice.
The 2013 recipients will receive:
  • A 10-12 week residency (late September/October to December) in London, including one economy return flight to London, a bursary for per diems and basic living costs, and accommodation. Please note that final dates will be confirmed with the selected applicants.
  • Access to attend Goldsmith’s post-graduate courses and the Curatorial/Knowledge seminars
  • Access to the Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library and Archive
  • An opportunity to assist with Iniva and Delfina Foundation’s programming
  • Goldsmiths, Iniva and Delfina Foundation will provide an important platform to the recipient scholar to meet fellow research scholars, artists and a network of professionals in the field of contemporary art in London

Conditions for applicants:

  • Strongly preferred: a relevant post graduate degree
  • Preferred: Proven commitment/experience of curatorial work
  • Practical experience will also be considered, although not mandatory
  • Available during the autumn 2013 term and able to be released from employment or other academic involvement; additionally applicants must not take up other commitments and travel during the fellowship
  • Proficient in English
Applicants are expected to submit:
  • An application form (see below)
  • A 1500 word (maximum) research proposal.
  • Recent CV/resume
  • Examples of relevant work (preferably two samples of published works)
The Research Fellowship is an application-based process. The recipient will be chosen by a jury comprising of independent scholars in the field of visual arts and the partners.
Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to the relevant email address in the application form.
Closing date for applications: 15 July 2013, 17:00 GMT. 
Applicants in India should visit FICA’s website for more information.
Applicants from Turkey can download the application form by clicking here.  Please note that due to the ongoing situation in Turkey, we may revise/extend the deadline. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Journalism Research grant available

Journalists, media scholars and researchers from the Middle East/North Africa region can apply for this research grant in the United States.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Middle East Program announced the 2013 competition, where one candidate from the Middle East and North Africa will be selected to spend three months between September 2013 and May 2014 to carry out his or her own policy-oriented research and writing in Washington.

Interested candidates must be working as reporters, columnists or broadcasters in Arabic media outlets (print, television, radio or electronic media), have at least five years of professional experience and be able to work in both written and spoken English and Arabic. Applicants must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 visa.
The visiting journalist will receive US$5,000 per month as a stipend and will have to pay roughly one-quarter of the total cost of health insurance.
The applicant should submit a 1,000 word description of a proposed project, a detailed explanation of the research topic relevant to the Middle East and the United States, a CV, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and complete application form form to
The deadline is July 1.
For more information, click here.

City of El Paso: Call to Artists - Request for Proposals - Downtown Arts District Mural

City of El Paso: Call to Artists - Request for Proposals - Downtown Arts District Mural
400 W. San Antonio Ave.
Suite A
El Paso, Texas

Event Dates: 5/6/13 - 9/1/13
Entry Deadline: 6/21/13
Days remaining to deadline: 7


Media Images: 2

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department will commission an annual mural competition for the Downtown Arts District. The mural will be located on W. Missouri Avenue, along the north facing façade of the El Paso Museum of History. The mural will be outdoors along Missouri Avenue and viewable to pedestrians and passing traffic. The mural is intended to serve as a lively and inviting visual landmark for the Downtown Arts District. The theme must focus on the arts, be representative of the local art scene, local heritage, and promote the Downtown Arts District.

Eligibility Requirements:
This project is open to artists/ artist teams living within 200 miles of El Paso, Texas.
Artists applying for this project must be over the age of eighteen years old.
Students are eligible to apply only as part of an artist team, that is supervised at all times by a lead artist over the age of eighteen years old.
Recipient must be able to receive payment from the City of El Paso as a legal vendor.
Artist and/or artist teams whom are awarded the commission are ineligible to reapply for two years following last commission.
Submission Requirements:
Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project.
Current Resume: outline your experience as an artist. Artist teams must submit a resume for each member with a one page maximum.
1 image of a past completed mural artwork. Including: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, and a three (3) sentence description. If applying as a team, only one (1) JPEG image can be submitted to CAFÉ.
Prepare verbal, written and visual presentation to show schematic and final artwork proposal. Presentation should include:
One (1) JPEG image of the proposed artwork in the form of a to-scale drawing or depiction that serves as a preliminary depiction submitted on Café.
Image must be sized to the following dimensions (as required by the CAFÉ online application system)
Dimensions: 1920 pixels horizontal or vertical
File Format: Baseline JPEG (do not use progressive JPEG format)
Compression: Please size each image to be no more than 1.8 MB in file size. On average, each image will be roughly 1.2. MB. Larger is not necessarily better. JPEG images cannot be saved as progressive JPEG files. Progressive JPEG files will appear on the CAFÉ web site, but will not display properly during the jury process.
Media: Internet submissions only
File Name: CAFÉ will automatically rename files
A narrative description of the sources and methodology used to develop the proposal, plus information about the scale, location, context, materials, maintenance requirements, and fabrication and installation methods
Preliminary budget

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Applications for the 2013-2014 Queer/Art/Mentorship Cycle Are Now Open

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5pm EST
What Are We Looking For? 
We seek fellows who :
  • Work within at least one of the following disciplines: literary, film, visual arts, performing arts (including dance and music), and curatorial arts (in any kind of medium; e.g. galleries, books, etc.)
  • Self-Identify as queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered
  • Are New York City-based
  • Are Not Currently enrolled in school or university
  • Are Early-Career and professionally focused
  • Have a project that they’d like to work on with a mentor during the 2013-2014 mentorship cycle.
Application requirements:
Please read the application requirements below, and submit your contact info and essay responses  using the onlineapplication form. You will not be able to save your application form online, so please complete beforehand.
Submit the following application materials through the online application form :
  • Name, address, and contact info
  • Describe a formative experience you’ve had with queer culture (250 words).
  • Describe your art; how you and it have evolved; and where you would like to see yourself and your art develop. Please reference the work samples submitted in this application (500 words).
  • Describe a specific project you’d like to work on in the next year and share with a mentor over the 2013-2014 mentorship cycle (500 words).
  • Describe why you’re interested in the Queer/Art/Mentorship Program; what you feel participation would do for your life, art, and career; and what you can imagine being able to offer to the relationship (250 words).
For Film/Video Applicants, and those with video/audio work online: Please submit url links to your work samples in the online form.
All work samples and CVs must be submitted in one email to
All files should be labeled FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, and numbered according to the order in which you’d like them to be viewed. Ex: BROWN_TALLY_01
Please use the following specifications when formatting your work sample materials:
Please send your CV (two pages max.) as a PDF document
Photography / Visual
Up to 12 images using the following specifications:
  • Dimensions: 1,240 pixels x 1,240 pixels (maximum)
  • Resolution: 72dpi
  • File size: No larger than 4.0 MGB (each image)
  • File format: .JPG
Manuscript or Scripts
Please send a PDF that includes:
  • A title page with your name, title of your work(s), and year the work(s) was completed.
  • Up to 10 pages of prose, poetry, or play which best represent your work within the past five years. If you are excerpting a larger work, you are strongly advised to include substantial portions, rather than small fragments. Do not include publication and/or production information anywhere on your manuscript. Do not include your artistic résumé in your PDF. Scanned excerpts from books or periodicals, in published form, will not be accepted. Manuscripts must be in English, but can be translated into English by someone other than the artist. Documents must be in manuscript form, double spaced with 12 point typeface.
Film and Video
For Film and Video you may submit one or two recent (within the last five years) work samples. The panel will view 10-12 minutes of your work sample.  Applications with video or film samples must submit their work as an online sample (via YouTube or Vimeo only).

For Online Video Submissions:
Please provide us with the URL, Title and length of your video submission in the application form.

Please ask for two letters of recommendation from individuals  who are  familiar with your goals and artistic work to write a letter of recommendation (max 500 words each). They may email them as a PDF or .doc attachment to  The files should be named “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_RECOMMENDATION_1” and “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_RECOMMENDATION_2”  

If you applied to the 2011-2012, or 2012-2013 Q/A/M cycles, your letter of recommendation is on file and will be accepted. 
If you have any questions, please email, or call 212-431-0147. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

UN offers press fellowship on global issues


Reporters who cover global health issues can apply for a fellowship.

The United Nations Foundation offers a fellowship with a special focus on the role of the UN, global health and international development and will provide fellows with access to leading experts. Fellows will report on the events and announcements made during UN Week, September 22-25.
This fellowship is designed to foster participants’ understanding of the issues surrounding international development and global health. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include global health or foreign affairs.
Applicants must be fluent in English. Fellows are required to participate for the entire duration of the four-day program.
The deadline for applications is July 19.
For more information, click here.

Roberto Cimetta Fund | Travel Grants

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching the third 2013 open call for travel grants from 1st to 30th June 2013 for two specific funding lines only. The General Fund is now closed for this year and will reopen next year on 1st March 2014. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula can apply in Arabic, English or French. Priority is given to mobility from the South and East of these regions.

Fonds Roberto Cimetta
c/o ONDA, 13bis rue Henri Monnier
F – 75009 PARIS
Tél : 00 33 1 45 26 33 74
E-mail : info[@]
Skype : cimettafund

The following general criteria of RCF apply to these two funds.
1) The aim of your trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long-term impact on the arts sector in the Mediterranean basin...
2) Your trip can take place as soon as the call opens on 1st June 2013 but in this case you run the risk of buying your ticket without knowing if the application is successful or not.
3) Applicant’s profile
- No nationality or age criteria: Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
- Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.
- Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.
4) Applications must be made by individuals not organisations. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award

Journalists from the 42 counties of the Union the Mediterranean who work on cross-cultural reporting are invited to submit their works for the 7th edition of the Anna Lindh Journalist Award until the 30th of June, while the prize will be announced in London, in October 2013.

The Award, which started in 2006, focuses on intercultural issues between and within the Euro-Mediterranean societies, with a special award dedicated to certain theme every year. This year’s special award is dedicated to the theme ‘Arts for Democracy and Social Change’. Besides this special award, there are also four other categories for press, new media, radio and TV.

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Anna Lindh Foundation
Journalist Award
P.O. Box 732,
El Mansheya Alexandria
21111 Egypt

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Main Space Exhibition Opportunities | The New Gallery | Canada

Institution: The New Gallery

e-mail address:

location: 212, 100 7 Ave SW - Calgary, AB Canada

web address:

discipline: contemporary art

offered program: exhibition

frequency: semi-annual

eligibility: We support critically-challenging, conceptually-informed, and forward-looking work by artists of diverse backgrounds at all junctures of their careers.

paid by host: The New Gallery is an non-profit artist-run centre and observes CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation) payment schedules, offering an artist fee of $1739 CAD for a solo show. Additionally, we provide limited financial resources to aid artists in managing shipping and travel costs.

Our Main Space is currently located at 212, 100 7 Ave SW in the Art Central building in downtown Calgary. The gallery contains approximately 900 sq ft of exhibition space. A detailed floor plan and submission requirements can be found on our website: Shows are five weeks in duration. Main Space programming comprises exhibitions by artists, collaborators, curators, and other cultural producers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We work closely with artists to create critically-relevant shows that advance contemporary art in our local and national communities. Please note that The New Gallery accepts proposals for solo shows, but the Programming Committee may also consider individual artists for inclusion in a curated group project.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


In the frame of the antiAtlas of borders, a call for proposals is launched for an exhibition at La compagnie in Marseille, from December 13, 2013 to March 1rst, 2014.

The curator and the artistic and scientific committee are looking for various proposals (artworks, net. Art, photo, video, testimonies, documentaries, video games…) expressing different ways to experience borders. Proposals from migrants, professionals and artists are welcome, in order to contribute to prepare a resolutely participatory exhibition.

The antiAtlas of borders is a transdisciplinary event that will take place between September, 30, 2013 and March, 1rst, 2014. Bypassing cartography, at the crossroads of research and art, it offers a new approach of the mutations of borders and on the way they are experienced by people in the 21st century.

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The antiAtlas will relies on five different supports:
1 : an international symposium open to researchers, artists, institutional actors, and to the public at large. It will take place in Aix en Provence, from the 30th of September to the 2d of October 2013)
2 : a first art-science exhibition at the Musée des Tapisseries in Aix en Provence (from 1rst October to 3 November 2013)
3 : a second art-science exhibition at La Compagnie, a place dedicated creation and art in Marseille (from 13 December 2013 to 1srt mars 2014)
4 : an artistic and scientific web site that will complete and perpetuate the work done and presented through the research program and the two exhibitions
5 : an art science printed volume (winter 2014)

Deadline for reception of the proposals: 30 June 2013
Selection of the proposals by the committee: 31 July 2013
Send the proposals at the following address :[@]
The antiAtlas website :

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

International Fund for Cultural Diversity UNESCO Open Call

On 21 March 2013 the IFCD launched its fourth call for funding requests for projects and preparatory assistance requests that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector at the national and/or local level, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones.

Since 2010, the IFCD is providing more than USD 3.5 million in funding for 61 projects in 40 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.

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Government authorities and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as well as international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), are eligible to apply.

Special attention is given in this fourth call to projects aiming at capacity building for cultural policies, understood as those policies designed to have a direct effect on the creation, production, dissemination, distribution of and access to cultural activities, goods and services. Important information:

Government authorities and NGOs are to consult their National Commissions for UNESCO for the submission deadline at the national level.
National Commissions for UNESCO will forward pre-selected projects to the UNESCO Secretariat for evaluation by 30 June 2013, midnight CET.
INGOs can send their applications directly to the UNESCO Secretariat before the deadline 30 June 2013, midnight CET.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Call for application: Balmoral fellowships 2014


Phone: +49 2603 9419-0
Fax: +49 2603 9419-16

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems


The application period for 2014 fellowships runs until the 29th of June 2013 (date of postmark).


The conditions for all fellowships with the exception of the curator fellowship are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable degree) and two to three years (depending on the respective fellowship) of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes.

To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German or English is expected.

I. International residential fellowships

Six residential fellowships will be awarded to international visual artists. The focus of artistic work for the residential fellowships for 2014 must be on the medium of painting, whereby painting does not necessarily mean just ›paint on canvas‹. Formal and conceptual exploration of the limits and possibilities of the genre are also welcome. In future, the residential fellowships will be awarded for a different artistic genre. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc.

Two fellowships last three months and begin in March 2014. The other four fellowships last nine months and begin in June 2014.

The monthly allowance for the residential fellowships is being increased from 2014 to 1,400 € per month and include free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

II. International curator fellowship

To foster dialog between artistic work and theoretical reflection, Balmoral awards a residential curator fellowship to a fellow in the humanities (preferably art history). The curator fellowship is awarded to persons whose university degree (at least M.A.) was completed not more than 5 years ago. For the curator fellowship, mastery of the German language spoken and in writing as well as good knowledge of English is essential. 

The fellowship lasts nine months and begins in June 2014. It is endowed with 1,400 € per month and includes free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

III. Project, foreign and exchange fellowships exclusively for artists with relation to Rhineland-Palatinate

Relation to Rhineland-Palatinate means is born in, has studied in, has lived or lives in, has worked or works in Rhineland-Palatinate.

• Two 6-month project fellowships (not tied to any site)
• One 6-month fellowship for New York (Flux Factory/Residency Unlimited)
• One 3-month fellowship for South Korea (Changdong or Goyang Art Studio)
• Two 6-month fellowships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
• One 5-month fellowship for Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg/Germany

The project, foreign and exchange fellowships are endowed with 1,200 € per month, except the fellowship for South Korea which is endowed with 1,200,000 KRW (approx. 800 €) monthly.

Awarding of fellowships

A jury of specialists will award all fellowships, taking into consideration the developmental potential of the applicant's artistic or theoretical work. The names of the jurors will be published after the selection.

Additional information and PDF application forms are available on our homepage Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be taken into consideration.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sweet Home: Research Residences in Six Homes of Madrid

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Deadline: June 28, 2013
  • Duration: Each residence will be held for two weeks, between September and December 2013
  • Eligibility: Artists, curators, managers or other cultural agents, who do not live or work in Spain, wanting to research in Madrid
  • Costs & Support: The program covers the cost of accommodation. The resident guest should assume his/her travel and subsistence expenses during these two weeks.
  • URL:
hablarenarte: FelipaManuela and launch the program of artistic research residencies in Madrid Sweet Home .
After the first call for local, where we selected six cultural agents residing in Madrid, now open international call for choosing artists, curators, managers or other non-residents in Spain who want to make an artistic research in Madrid. Each residence will be held for two weeks, between September and December 2013, in one of six private homes selected cultural agents.
Each host will also provide accommodation in the guest room, the possibility of introducing the international resident in the cultural fabric of its closest context . The program covers the cost of accommodation, so that the resident guest should assume travel expenses and support during these two weeks.
The call is open to professionals working ttodos in culture and not living in Spain. There is no age limit and participation is free.Have priority over proposals that adequately fit the profile of the hosts. To ensure this goal, the six hosts will be part, in turn, the jury in this second call. The six houses will be held between September 1 and December 31, 2013.
The six local players selected in the first round are:
-Nerea Goikoetxea 
-Virginia Diego Martín 
-Cabanes Sara Muñoz 
-Carmen Canton Juan 
-Christian Fernandez Miron 
-Enrique Radigales
More information on their profiles and residential spaces in downloadable PDF.
 To apply for one of six residences, fill the  downloadable formon this page and send it to info (at) beforeFriday June 28, 2013.
Sweet Home has the support of the Aid for Contemporary Creation 2012 the City of Madrid. The project and this publication are those of hablarenarte: and FelipaManuela. Madrid City Council is not responsible for the use made ​​of the information contained therein.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

29th Warsaw Film Festival

•Application Deadline


DEADLINES for submission of films:

June 15 – for feature length (over 60 minutes) fiction and documentary films
July 15 – for short films (30 minutes or less)


1. International Competition awards:

a) the main award – Warsaw Grand Prix Cash prize: 100,000 zlotys *). The award goes to the director(s).

b) Best Director Cash prize: 10,000 zlotys *). The award goes to the director(s).

c) Special Jury Award Cash prize: 5,000 zlotys *). The award may go to an actor, composer, editor, director of photography, producer, scriptwriter, or set designer.

SUBMITTING A FILMA. Please consult Festival Regulations before submitting the film to check if your film meets the eligibility criteria. You don't need to fill any forms at this stage.B. Please send a clearly marked DVD with the film:
- by post to: WFF, Box 816, 00-950 Warsaw 1, Poland
- by couriers to: Warsaw Film Festival, ul. Lwowska 11/11, 00-660 Warsaw, Poland


A. Enter the AGREEMENT OF FILM PARTICIPATION - we will send it to you by e-mail.

B. Send us as soon as possible the PUBLICITY MATERIALS.

C. Send us the SCREENING MATERIAL. We will send you the detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please contact films[@]

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Monday, June 3, 2013

AC Institute 1 channel video solo exhibition

•Application Deadline


The AC Institute, a non-profit gallery in Chelsea, NY, is accepting submissions for single channel Video Works for the 2013-2014 exhibition year. The videos will be featured for two or three week exhibition periods as solo exhibitions. Any subject or theme is welcome. Sound is welcome. Please submit your video project to (links to works are preferred). Type “Video Art Call” in the subject line and include a proposal and CV. No hard-copy submissions.

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AC Institute
547 W. 27th St. #210
New York, NY 10001

2-3 week solo exhibition

All May Apply
Paid for by Artist: Travel expenses (optional), cost to mail DVD (optional)